Thursday, June 22, 2006

Fifth Avenue, March 2006

On March 19, the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, the congregation at Marble Collegiate Church wrapped the fence surrounding the church in these ribbons. The gold ribbons represent prayers for the families of soldiers killed, and include tags bearing the names of those soldiers. The blue ribbons represent prayers for Iraqis. The green ribbons represent prayers for peace.

I took this in March, but the ribbons are still there. "We continue to add ribbons and names and to pray for the families and friends as more people die," the church wrote in a notice posted with the display.

There are already an awful lot of ribbons on that fence.

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